|CrystalblueoceanSailing and Diving Around the World|
sailing and diving around the world
We shook off our lines in Georgetown at 7am, and arrived in Charleston around 4, yesterday, and tied up to the face dock at Ashley Marina. Didn't have much time to explore Charleston, unfortunately. Dan's wife, Glenna, flew out today, and we're leaving when Dan gets back from the airport. There isn't much going on in the area of Ashley Marina, and the closest store, within walking distance, is in the BP gas station, about a twenty-minute walk. You walk out to the main thoroughfare and turn right, following the sidewalk past Charleston Yacht Club.
50 miles today. Departed Myrtle Beach at 8am and arrived in Georgetown at 2. We entered the Waccamaw River, which starts in NC and ends in SC. It was a much less stressful run this time, because the Waccamaw is wide and deep. I didn't even have to look at the depth meter in some places. Also, we sort of 'buddied up' with another boat, 'Holiday,' and they were faster than us, so we simply followed in their wake.
By the way, the first video, of the paddleboarders, might be a little loud, so be careful if you've got headphones on. There they were, in the middle of the ICW. I called out to ask them how far they travel and you couldn't hear them, but they said about 4 to 8 miles. Amazing. When they first saw us approaching, they wanted us to pass by fast, so they could ride the wake, but I wanted to slow down enough to talk to them. I gunned the engine when we left, though, so maybe they caught some wave action. We stayed overnight, on the face dock, at Dry Stack Marina.